The first fighter pilot killed in World War II took off from North Weald on the third day of the war. He is buried in the local St Andrews Parish Churchyard. To find out more go to the Battle of Barking Creek.
The year 2000 was the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. North Weald Airfield played a key role in the skies above Essex and Southeast England. The museum mounted an exhibition and this can still be seen in the Battle of Britain room. Read about the airfields part in the Battle of Britain.